Himachal invites bids for 3 Baddi projects

Written by Preeti Parashar | Chandigarh | Updated: May 6 2011, 07:25am hrs
The Himachal Pradesh government on Wednesday invited bids for three projects under the Industrial Infrastructure Upgradation Scheme (IIUS), Baddi. The state commerce and industry ministry had sanctioned these projects last year.

These projectscommon effluent treatment plant (CETP), widening/strengthening of road network and a skill development centerwill be developed for the first time under the IIUS in the state. The government also floated an SPV, Baddi Infrastructure, for implementation of the scheme.

An SPV official told FE that an open tender has been invited for the skill development center and last date for submission of documents is May 26. Bids for the widening and strengthening of roads have been invited under the Swiss challenge model with first right of refusal to proposer. The last date for submission of documents for this project is also May 26. And for the CETP, bids have again been invited following the swiss challenge model and the last date of submission has been kept as June 16, informed the official. He further said, A pre-bid conference will be held for the CETP on June 1. For the skill development center and widening of roads projects, it will be held on May 18. The pre-bid conference will be convened to clarify issues and answer any questions that the developers may have regarding the projects.

Out of the total cost estimate of R82.3 crore, the CETP will cost around R54 crore, 13 km of new industrial roads will cost R17.24 crore and the skill development center will involve investment of R8.1 crore. However, the remaining amount will be spent on various other operations related to the projects. Funds to the tune of R60 crore will be provided by the central government and the state government will fund R7 crore and R15.2 crore will be industry contribution.